“She’s got a lot of trunk space, so her nickname is LaFawnduh.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Katia
- Vehicle in Question: 2002 Saturn SC
- Spotted at: AMC 20 Theater, 19500 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152
- Odometer: 100,000
- Car’s Nickname: LaFawnduh
Q: Welcome Katia! What kind of car do you have?
A: It’s a 2002 Saturn SC. I got it about three years ago. It had 80,000 miles on it when I got it.
Q: Have you put many miles on it since?
A: It has over 100,000 on it now. I guess you could say I drive a lot.
Q: What would you say is the first thing people notice about your car?
A: A lot of my friends tell me they like my rims.
Q: Where do those shiny rims take you?
A: Mainly used for transportation, to and from school and work. But sometimes it’s nice to just drive around.
Q: What do you like best about your car?
A: It’s small, for one thing. It gets great gas mileage!
Q: Is there anything that you don’t like about it?
A: It’s a little too small. When you’re driving people around, there isn’t much room in there.
Q: Have you given your car a nickname?
A: Actually, my friends have. They’ve noticed for being a smaller car, it’s got a lot of trunk space, so they’ve nicknamed her LaFawnduh.
Q: LaFawnduh, like the character from Napoleon Dynamite?
A: Yeah, I kid you not. You can fit a lot of junk in the trunk.
Q: Have you got any plans for road trips?
A: No, not really, but we did take a trip to Frankenmuth one time.
Q: What will your next car be?
A: Pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I’m probably going to start looking for one in the next year or so because this one is starting to become high maintenance.
Photos and interview by Don Gurka
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